At Chrysalis we understand that to ensure a successful outcome, a project requires careful setting up to clearly define objectives. Its goals and objectives, identify appropriate budget and program, whilst maintaining the ability to manage change within budget; from inception to completion. Chrysalis regards the establishment of Cost Planning along with Cost Management Procedures for the Briefing and Design and Construction stages, critical to a successful project outcome.
Cost Planning Services in Perth
Our team utilises historical and benchmark rates from a number of industry standards and where appropriate, we quantify and cost in detail from the earliest point of our involvement. We isolate and assess each component and sequence of the project, and allocate an appropriate budget to the key issues. Chrysalis can provide cost management services and advice throughout brief finalisation, the feasibility stage, the schematic design stage; We can also assist in the preparation of contract documentation; identifying pitfalls, challenges and manage risks.
Chrysalis has extensive experience in cost management consulting and in the management and use of 3D software. We utilise a multitude of software programmes and packages, which enable fast and detailed measurements utilised for cost planning and bills of quantities.
The various software packages that we use provide the following advantages:
• Real take-off time savings and faster response times
• Increased measurement accuracy. Dimensions are generated directly from CAD file
• Robust reconciliations which highlight changes between drawing revisions
• Direct links to our cost and rates database
• Customised reports
Our team of specialists can present clients with accurate cost management plans in the project management process. Our software also provides the project team with real-life modelling of the construction process and key information for the construction phase, such as materials and labour scheduling. BIM cost modelling is sophisticated, allowing for project cost estimates to effectively avoid overspending and deviations from work schedules, which add unnecessary costs to the project. This information will enhance the overall cost management plan and project outcomes by providing an accurate platform to develop and manage opportunities and risk associated with any scheme.
In conjunction with the BIM cost modelling we also revert back to 2D cost checking. We undertake this ‘traditional’ measurement technique to check the bulk outputs of the BIM model which will identify any inherent errors in the model.
Briefing and Design
The briefing and design phase begins with the pre-qualification and selection of tenderers. Our team conducts ongoing reviews of brief versus approved budget, preparation of detailed FF&E budgets, and analysis and incorporation of non-construction costs within the budget. The preparation of cost plans and estimates include:
- Master plan and concept design
- Feasibility Studies
- Design development
- Project Budgeting
- Value engineering and option studies
Our value for money analysis takes into consideration area efficiency, design efficiency, the whole of life costing/analysis, and ESD requirements.
Chrysalis offer specialist advice in all value management reviews and design presentations. With a focus on the total end cost, we ensure that the best outcome is delivered to our clients.
Contact us today for project cost consultancy services.
Our role is to ensure you stay on budget and achieve ‘the best value for money’ outcomes. Whether you’re a multi-million-dollar commercial developer or a homeowner working on some alterations; build costs need to be reviewed and kept under control. The incorporation of risk management is integral to cost planning and estimating. Chrysalis uses knowledge gained from its staff who have been involved with numerous project; Our team of specialists can present the project team with real-life modelling of the construction process and key information for the on-site construction phase such as materials and labour scheduling. This information will enhance the overall project outcomes by providing an accurate platform to develop and manage opportunities and risk associated with any scheme.
In conjunction with the BIM cost modelling, we also revert back to 2D cost checking. We undertake this “traditional” measurement technique to check the bulk outputs of the BIM Model which will identify any inherent errors in the model. This cost information is continuously refined and upgraded to ensure that information is up to date; therefore, ensuring reliable strategic asset management, cost planning and estimates.
Advising on potential risks and opportunities arising from:
- Design Variations
- Construction programme planning
- Price inflations on materials and Subcontracting competency
- Government approvals and processes.
Chrysalis provides due diligence reporting to assist with strategic decision making. Delivering independent, impartial and expert advice; we provide procurement advice best suited to your project. As part of our service, we will provide information relating to costs risks and how best to manage to achieve successful outcomes.
Independent review and certification in Perth
At Chrysalis, we understand the need to deliver effective verification and risk minimisation techniques in a transparent and consistent manner. We offer end to end project management, which includes construction certification services. In an effort to assure you of the best outcomes, our methodology encompasses all imperatives, with time, cost, quality, environment and safety given as much consideration as technical design and construction issues.
We can offer independent review service and certification tailored to meet the requirements of project framework ranging from design and construction contracts to public-private partnerships (PPPs).
The scope of services covers the functions of independent review, independent certifier and financial certifier in combination, or standalone, to suit the project framework or the contract parties’ preference.
The range of certification services encompasses the following aspects of a PPP and/or design and construction contracts:
• Review of masterworks programmes
• Monitoring of, and reporting on progress and milestones
• Overview of completion reports and documentation
• Review of completion test methodology templates and tests plans
• Witnessing of designated completion tests
• Approving list of outstanding items and programme
• Verification of completion criteria compliance
• Certifying technical completion and completion of outstanding items
• Monthly inspections for compliance with endorsed design documentation
• Certification of monthly progress payments
• Final validation inspections
Our core function of value engineering includes assisting with construction and project feasibility studies. We promise our customers reliable certification services, owing to our years of extensive experience on projects with well-respected clients. We take pride in producing reliable project estimating, costing, administration and certification. Contact us for more information.